Nashville is getting a treat in the form of Varekai, Cirque du Soleil’s latest arena touring production, arriving to town at the end of August for 7 unique performances. One of the most awe-inspiring shows I’ve ever seen was in Vegas at the MGM Grand, another Cirque du Soleil production called KA. The talent that these shows bring to the stage are undeniable, and I’m excited to see what they have in store for Varekai, because no matter what the story the visual for these shows is always absolutely crazy. Check out a bit more about the story and production below!
Deep within a forest, at the summit of a volcano, exists an extraordinary world – a world where something else is possible. A world called Varekai.The story of Varekai begins as Icarus, a solitary young man, falls from the sky and lands in a lush, wonderous world called Varekai.Parachuted into the shadows of a magical forest – a kaleidoscopic world imbued with fantastical creatures – Icarus takes flight in an adventure both absurd and extraordinary. At the edge of time, in a place of pure and undiluted possibility, begins an inspired incantation to a life rediscovered and to a newly found wonder in the mysteries of the world and the mind.The word Varekai (pronounced ver•ay•’kie) means “wherever” in the Romany language of the gypsies the universal wanderers. Directed by Dominic Champagne, this production pays tribute to the nomadic soul, to the spirit and art of the circus tradition, and to those who quest with infinite passion along the path that leads to Varekai.
Needless to say, it sounds like it possess all the magic and wonder of every Cirque production and to say I’m excited to have the opportunity to check it out would be the understatement of the year.
The show will be at Bridgestone Arena for seven performances only – August 26-30, 2015! Ticket prices range from $35 – $90 (subject to change). Advance tickets for Varekai are available now online exclusively to Cirque Club members through March 26. Cirque Club membership is free and benefits includes access to advance tickets, special offers and exclusive behind the scenes information. To join, go to www.cirqueclub.com. If you’re not a member, you can buy tickets now at www.cirquedusoleil.com/
Are you going to check out Varekai when it comes to Nashville? Let me know in the comments or tweet me @JukeboxMixtape!